Lily James: ‘All sorts of people can become great loves of your life’

May 03, 2021 19:59

Lily James: ‘All sorts of people can become great loves of your life’
- The Guardian (@guardian) May 2, 2021

The Observer recently caught up with Miss Lily James to chat about her upcoming series, The Pursuit of Love, the importance of female friendship, as well as a certain Mr. Dominic West...

On the 'quasi-sexual' female friendship between her character and Emily Beecham's in the Pursuit of Love: "We never explicitly decided whether it was sexual or not. Instead, we talked about female friendship for hours over Zoom. We shared our own experiences of how they can be the most important, nourishing relationships in your life. Particularly as a young girl growing up, your hormones are going wild and you’re exploring your sexuality. Fanny’s mother has abandoned her, so she’s missing that connection. Linda’s locked in this house and refused an education. There’s so much longing within both of them. They’re figuring things out through each other. It felt so true. It’s an ode to female friendship."

On working with animals on the set of the show: Oh God, my little French bulldog Plon-plon. There’s a scene where Linda opens this hat box and a tiny puppy is inside. I’ve never had to act less in my entire life. I got so close to that dog. He was forever snogging me and licking my face. I didn’t mind one bit.

On being the centre of a media storm last year due to gallivanting with Dominic West in Italy: "Ach, I’m not really willing to talk about that. There is a lot to say, but not now, I’m afraid."


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